2019 by Teacher Leaders International

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“At the The Association of International Schools, India (TAISI) conference, most of the speakers talked about schools of the future. Some talked about pedagogy, architecture, and technology. As a teacher, I was more interested in pedagogies, which included activities of educating or instructional strategies. For us, the Learner is at the centre of the learning/teaching process. As teachers, we know the content of the subject we are teaching and our goal is ‘effective learning’ so students are engaged. There was a workshop by Sudha Sunder, which I attended. The main theme of the workshop was “content saturation.” Being a History and Social Studies teacher, I can totally relate with this, as most of the time learners are not interested in learning about past facts and events which they think are not related to their present life, but concepts are universal and timeless and can be transferable. This concept-based approach to curriculum can facilitate learning. The goal is to help teachers think carefully about what are the essential aspects of a quality lesson ahead of delivery. The feedback and discussions (with the learners) after the lesson and self-reflection also helps to refine instruction.”
 

- Dharwinder Kaur - Social Studies Teacher The MiriPiri Academy, A World IB School, Amritsar, India

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